Senior Database Administrator

Engineering Mill Valley, California


Our mission at Glassdoor is to help people everywhere find jobs and companies they love. We are disrupting the recruiting industry by changing the way people search for jobs and how companies pick top talent.

As a Senior Database Administrator, you’ll play a key role in developing our technology base and helping the company move forward to a more current modern tech stack. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of database administration for our production and development database servers that support 55+ million unique users a month and growing. We currently have multiple production OLTP database servers, a data warehouse and a half dozen staging and QA databases environments.

You will focus on creating, configuring and maintaining SQL Server and Postgres databases. In addition, you’ll be responsible for all aspects of our DR and HA strategies. You’ll also play an important part in setting the technology trends and standards we will be building upon in the future. 

We look for self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment – which means wearing many hats, being able to change direction quickly, and showing an eagerness to learn new technologies as the needs arise.  In this role you work with a small, collaborative team of engineers and product managers – so excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also a must. Most importantly – we’re looking for an individual who can prioritize, multi-task, and deliver high quality solutions.

Skills and Requirements

  • 5+ years of database administration using SQL Server
  • Experience with SQL Server 2016 and AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Experience working with high volume, high availability production database systems
  • Expert troubleshooting performance issues related to CPU, memory, I/O, disk space and other types of resource contention
  • Experience administering other RDBMS especially Postgres
  • Experience working in AWS on EC2 and RDS is a plus
  • Expertise in disaster recovery, log shipping and mirroring
  • Ownership is reflected in taking personal accountability and responsibility for getting things done. Including a willingness to go beyond what is required in a given situation, overcome obstacles or barriers to success, and persevere.
  • Knowledge of partitioning strategies and have worked with very large tables
  • Knowledge of SSIS a plus
  • Experience with any scripting language

Why Glassdoor?

  • Work with purpose – join us in creating transparency for job seekers everywhere
  • Glassdoor gives back! Glassdoor is a Pledge 1% member; all employees receive 3 paid volunteer days per year
  • 100% company paid medical/dental/vision/life coverage; 80% dependent coverage
  • Long Term Incentive Plan
  • Sunny & peaceful Mill Valley offices located right on the water
  • Walking, running and biking trails steps away from the office
  • Onsite gym and fitness classes
  • Free catered lunch; new menu daily
  • Paid holidays and flexible paid time off
  • Your choice between Mac or PC
  • Dog-friendly office (with dog-free zones if you are so inclined)
  • Free parking

Glassdoor is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. Glassdoor is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.